Whitecross Nursery ECO Schools
Whitecross Nursery School is a Green Flag Eco school. this means we are determined to adapt, teach and learn new ways across the school to save our planet. Whether it is reducing paper, saving electricity, or creating compost, the children are sure to be interested, involved and above all passionate about our amazing environment.
We have progressed through the awards - Bronze, Silver to Green Flag - supporting Whitecross Nursery School to progress in its sustainability. There were nine themes that we focused on to earn the award. Each theme is unique and can be tailored to a school's needs and priorities.
At Whitecross we support the children to learn and care about environmental issues and support them to make a positive change in the environment around them. The Eco-Schools programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links all curriculum areas. The aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world.
It is a great way to make sustainable development part of the life and ethos at Whitecross Nursery School. Eco-Schools has an award scheme that encourages everyone in the school - and its community - to get involved in making the school environment better.
Derbyshire wildlife trust has developed our wildlife garden area, we often take children on ‘bug hunts’ in our garden developing their habitat knowledge. Some children have just created a compost area, we look forward to using the compost to grow our own vegetables.
In terms of waste we are learning to use both sides of a paper, recycle paper, card and plastics and a greater emphasis on ‘mend and repair’ to reverse the throw away attitudes of modern living.
We have completed a successful ‘bags 2 school’ fund raiser which raised £46 and will be ploughed back into future Eco school projects.
We have achieved the silver award at Whitecross and are currently working towards the Green Flag award.
The Eco Committee meets once every half term and is made up of:
- Mrs Staves (staff)
- Mrs Bannister (staff)
For up-to-date information regarding Eco Schools at Whitecross please see our notice board in the main entrance hall.
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